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New assembly plant software
Subject: Manufacturing Information Access Software System (MIASS)
This memo is to announce the development of a new plant-wide software
system. We are currently building a data warehouse that will contain all
plant manufacturing data. The program is referred to as the
"Manufacturing Information Access Software System" (MIASS).
Next Monday at 9:00 there will be a meeting in which I will show MIASS.
We will continue to hold demonstrations throughout the month so that all
employees will have an opportunity to get a good look at MIASS. As for
thestatus of the implementation of the program, I have not addressed the
networking aspects so currently only one person can be in MIASS at a
time. This should change as MIASS expands.
Several people are using the program already and have come to depend on
it. Just this morning I walked into a subordinate's office and was not
surprised to find that he had his nose buried in MIASS. I've noticed that
some of the less technical personnel are somewhat afraid of MIASS. Just
last week, when asked to enter some information into the program, I had a
secretary say to me "I'm a little nervous, I've never put anything in
MIASS before." I volunteered to help her through her first time and when
we were through she admitted that it was relatively painless and she was
actually looking forward to doing it again. She went so far as to say
that after using SAP and Oracle, she was ready to kiss MIASS.
I know there are concerns over the virus that was found in MIASS upon
initial installation, but I am pleased to say the virus has been
eliminated and we were able to save MIASS. In the future, however,
protection will be required prior to entering MIASS.
We planned this database to encompass all information associated with the
business. So as you begin using the program, feel free to put anything
you want into MIASS. As MIASS grows larger, we envision a time when it
will be commonplace to walk by an office and see a manager hand a paper
to an employee and say "Here, stick this in MIASS"
This program has already demonstrated great benefit to the company during
recent OSHA and EPA audits. After requesting certain historical data the
agency representatives were amazed at how quickly we provided the
information. When asked how the numbers could be retrieved so rapidly our
Environmental Manager proudly stated "Simple, I just pulled them out of
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